One of the many things I love about reading is how it connects you to other people. I’m not just talking about through blogging either. Anyone who has been following me on this blog knows that I get a lot of reading done on my way to and from work and what that has provided me with is a lot of new book friends. Since that’s started, I’ve been told and been given to borrow a bunch of books and vice versa. It’s like our own little book club! A World Made By Hand is one of those books that I was given.
Synopsis: the general synopsis of this book is what will happen when the future becomes the past? In a small town in Upstate New York, a community goes through the summer days just barely surviving after civilization and government in the United States has disappeared. There isn’t a law to help put order back in place. Tv’s no longer work, there aren’t cars or airplanes to get you from point A to point B. Electricity hasn’t been seen in years and the people in this town are just trying to live out the summer. But a new group of people come to the little town and start causing a stir.
Review: this is book 1 of 3 in the series of the town/country in turmoil. It shows that our greed and advancement came actually hinder our performance and what we thought we knew was wrong. Instead, the country is going backwards and it’s very much themed as “man for himself” in the beginning. One of the things I really liked about this story was it’s setting — Upstate New York. It was interesting to hear places I drive to written about in a way so different yet so similar to today’s environment.
My goodreads review was brief on this one: it’s an interesting topic. I found some parts of the story dry and difficult to read and there were only a few characters that I felt any connection to. But it’s an interesting take on history repeating itself and what we, as people will do when our world begins to fall apart.
I haven’t decided if I would read the next two in the story though. If I do, it will be a library find, not one that I buy.